Books for your trip to Kenya
An African Love Story
Amber’s Compass: I absolutely adore this book and will be visiting the elephant orphanage mentioned in the book during a safari next year. To get an in-depth look at Love, Life, and Elephants, you’ll want to see my full review here.
Synopsis: The first person to successfully raise newborn elephants, Dame Daphne Sheldrick has saved countless African animals from certain death. In this indelible and deeply heartfelt memoir, Daphne tells of her remarkable career as a conservationist and introduces us to a whole host of orphans―including Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope, and the majestic elephant Eleanor. Yet she also shares the incredible human story of her relationship with David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo National Park warden whose death inspired the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the orphans’ nursery, where Daphne works to this day. From her tireless campaign to preserve Kenya’s wildlife to the astonishing creatures she befriended along the way, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, providing rare insight into the life of one of the world’s most fascinating women.
Below are books that I have NOT read but were recommended to me by someone who lives and works in Kenya: